Love is intentional! Love notices people, sees needs, reaches out, responds, takes action … and follows up on the intent to do so! Love is not passive or disengaged. With loving actions and responses, we change the course of our futures, and that of other people as well (it makes a difference!).
Earlier this summer I jotted in my journal: “Intentionality: How can we reach out? Show love? Create beauty? Create fun? (Invite friends over.)” These good things don’t just happen by accident in our lives. They happen when we are thoughtful and imagine the possibilities, then follow through and take action to make that which is good and loving happen!
For me, sticky notes help me be intentional about all sorts of things. (I also like Google Keep on my phone, as it’s great for making lists or notes wherever I am.)